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IAOM Western District Fall Meeting

September 13 - September 15

The Western District would like to invite you to attend the 2023 Meeting to be held at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana September 13-15.  Attendees should plan to arrive on September 13, with a Welcome Reception scheduled for 5:30 pm. Technical sessions will be held on Thursday, September 14, followed by a social hour and banquet that evening.  The golf outing will take place at Big Sky Resort Golf Course on Friday morning, September 15.

Consider being a mentor and bring a new miller from your company!


  • To register with a credit card:  Please go to the IAOM Online Store and log-in.  Your username is your e-mail address.  If you’ve forgotten your password, click on “Forgot Password?” and the system will help you reset the information.
  • To pay by check:  Please download the PDF Registration Form and send in with your payment to the address on the form.

Advance conference registration should be made by August 31.  Any cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

Attendees should plan to arrive on September 13.  A block of rooms at the Big Sky Resort has been reserved for IAOM attendees at a rate of $189 per night (+taxes/fees).

  • To make a reservation, please click this link  or call Big Sky Central Reservations toll-free at 800-548-4486, option 2 and referencing IAOM Western 2023 to receive the discounted rate. Please note that a deposit will be required at time of reservation.
  • Reservations must be made by August 14, 2023 to receive the discounted rate.

The golf outing will take place on Friday, September 15 at the Big Sky Resort Golf Course beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Lunch and prizes will immediately follow at the course.

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Big Sky, Montana!

2023 Program

Wednesday, September 13
5:00 p.m. | Executive Meeting | Upper Atrium
5:15 p.m. | Welcome Reception | Upper Atrium

Thursday, September 14
7:00 a.m. | Breakfast Buffet | Cheyenne
7:45 a.m. | Registration | Madison
Technical Sessions | Madison
8:00 a.m. | On-time Award + Welcome/Introductions Chris Rodriguez, Grain Craft
8:05-8:20 a.m. | IAOM Update Fran Churchill, IAOM Vice President, Kansas State University
8:20-8:45 a.m. | What’s Happening at Great Western Jeff Seeger, Great Western
8:45-9:15 a.m. | Harvest Outlook & Market Kent Kupfner, Montana Wheat & Barley Commission
9:15-9:45 a.m. | Peracetic Acid and Tempering Jordan Koerwitz, Hydrite
9:45-10:00 a.m. | Coffee Break
10:00-10:30 a.m. | Alveograph Dr. Hikmet Boyacioglu, Chopin Technology/KPM Analytics
10:30-11:00 a.m. | Metal Detection Matt Wayne, Bunting Magnetics
11:00-11:30 a.m. | Whole Wheat Milling Stephan Schurmans, Sangati
11:30 a.m. | District Business Meeting, Financials & Elections
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Lunch | Outdoor Terrace
Technical Sessions |
1:00-1:30 p.m. | Food Safety Culture Rueben McLean, Grain Craft
1:30-2:00 p.m. | BoMill Insight Dillon Phillips, Bratney
2:00-2:30 p.m. | Fumigation Update Alex Luce, Ecolab
2:30-3:00 p.m. | Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens Scott Jensen, REPCO
3:00-3:30 p.m. | Quality & Process Improvements Vitaly Kirkpatrick, Foss
3:30-4:00 p.m. | Stone Mills Mads Anderson, Engsko
4:00 p.m. | Adjourned
6:00-7:00 p.m. | Reception | Peaks
7:00-9:00 p.m. | Banquet Dinner + Officer Installation | Peaks 

Friday, September 15
8:30 a.m. | Golf Tournament | Be at Course Early | Not Shotgun Start
Big Sky Golf Course
2100 Black Otter Rd
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-5780
Lunch will be served at the course

Ardent Milling – San Bernadino
Ardent Mills – Stockton
Bay State Milling – Tolleson
Blower Engineering
Buhler Inc.
Bunting Magnetics
Douglas Products
Food Express, Inc.
Foss North America
Grain Craft – Billings
Grain Craft – Blackfoot
Grain Craft – Great Falls
Grain Craft – Ogden
Grain Craft – Portland
Great Western Mfg.
Grip Fix America
Hood Packaging
Industrial Fumigant
Industrial Magnetics
Kice Industries
Miller Milling – Fresno
Scherer, Inc


September 13
September 15
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Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Road
Big Sky, MT 59716 United States
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September 13
September 15
Event Categories:
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Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Road
Big Sky, MT 59716 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website